One of the many useful fastening products that Gould Fasteners supplies is latches. The company carries a wide selection of latches in various styles and configurations, including custom-designed ones for specific applications. They are produced by well-reputed manufacturers with solid reputations for quality, such as Carey Manufacturing, Nielsen Sessions, and Southco. Whatever kind of latch is required, Gould Fasteners ensures that it is easy to find and shipped quickly.
Also known as a catch or sneck, a latch is a mechanical fastener designed to join at least two objects or surfaces while enabling regular and easy separation. The device typically engages a second piece of hardware, sometimes called a keeper or strike, on the other surface. Latches can range from simpler, flexible one-piece metal or plastic flat springs, like those that keep power-tool cases closed, to more complex, multi-point cammed latches for large doors.
These fasteners are used in a variety of applications, including architecture, weaponry, firearms, knives, automobiles, shipping containers, construction equipment, aircraft access panels, furniture, HVAC, and machine tools. The breadth of relevant industries is equally diverse, ranging from science and medicine to metal cutting and the automotive sector.
Gould Fasteners’ latch inventory includes the following:
- Compression spring. Designed for applications that require watertight and airtight seals. Examples include lift-and-turn, self-adjusting, lever, fixed-grip, and adjustable-grip-cam latches;
- Push-to-close. Includes turn-to-open, slide-to-open, pull-to-open, and remote-actuated latches, as well as concealed ones that users can hide to keep a flush surface. Some use single-hole installation for easier mounting;
- Draw. This type of latch absorbs shocks and prevent accidental opening after its lever is folded down. Some can be configured for different levels of strength or flexibility, and some can be padlocked for extra security. Examples include straight-loop, spring-loop, hooked-loop, and spring-hook latches; and
- Toggle. Large, heavy-duty latch with a curved link for shock resilience. Holes are provided for padlocking or wire sealing, and parts are cold-rolled steel with plated zinc and yellow chromate finish.
Gould Fasteners has been Canada’s go-to source for great fastening products since 1979. Contact the Gould Fasteners team for quotations or to learn more.